Armory Art Center Offers Free Lunch And Learn On January 10th About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve And Photography Contest

The Armory Art Center invites the public to a free lunch and learn event on Thursday, January 10. Guest speaker, Steve Scherer will speak about the Grassy Waters Nature Preserve and its upcoming Photography Contest.  The photographs will be exhibited at the Armory Art Center on April 12.  Bring your lunch and an open mind to learn about art!  First time students can pick up a $30 coupon toward an 8-week class.  The Rickie Report shares the details here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

LUNCH    AND    LEARN:  

Grassy Waters Nature Preserve

&

Upcoming Photography Contest

Thursday, January 10

12:45 – 1:30 pm

 Bring your own lunch

Media Room

Armory Art Center

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

 

 

 

 

 

 

Join us for an information session with Steve Scherer about the Grassy Waters Nature Photography Contest. Steve visits us from the Grassy Waters Preserve, to tell us more about their upcoming photography contest.

Armory students and the general public are invited to attend this free and exciting opportunity. Lunch and Learn is held from 12:45 – 1:30 pm in the Media room. Bring your lunch and an open mind not only to learn about art, but also get to know some of our fascinating guests—our veteran and new faculty members, artists-in-residence, visiting master artists, and more.

Pick up a coupon for $30 off an 8-week class when you attend a lunch and learn. First-time students only.

 

 

About Grassy Waters Nature Preserve:

 

 

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve is a 23 square mile wetlands ecosystem that serves as the freshwater supply for the City of West Palm Beach and the towns of South Palm Beach and Palm Beach Island. Historically, Grassy Waters was both a key component of the Greater Everglades watershed and the headwaters of the Northwest Fork of the Loxahatchee River.

Although human needs have lead to severe alterations to the flow of water through South Florida, Grassy Waters Preserve remains a pristine remnant of the once great Everglades system. A mosaic of wetlands, tree islands, and forested hammocks, Grassy Waters Preserve is home to a variety of native wildlife. Commonly sighted species including the Everglades snail kite, wood stork, white ibis, great blue heron, white tailed deer, otter, bobcat, and alligator.

 

 

Grassy Waters Preserve-Cypress Mound

Photography by Dolores Kiriacan

 

 

In addition to meeting local demands for freshwater, Grassy Waters Preserve also provides hands-on educational experiences for learners of all ages. Access to this historic wetland reconnects visitors with the natural heritage of West Palm Beach. Trails of varying lengths and difficulties are accessible to the public free of charge. Experienced naturalists also provide guided canoe and hiking programs for the public, merit badge programs for scouts, and free field trips for local schools.

The continued pristine beauty of Grassy Waters Preserve is thanks to the Department of Public Utilities Watershed Management Division. The Watershed Management Division is dedicated to protect, preserve and restore the ecological integrity of Grassy Waters Preserve by preventing the proliferation of invasive species, promoting best management practices in water quality and conservation, and educating the public about he importance of this ecosystem.

 

Do your part to protect this wetland resource by adopting responsible water use practices. Remember you are depended upon the Preserve for water and the Preserve is dependent upon you for protection. Please help to ensure that Grassy Waters Preserve continues to meet both human and ecological freshwater needs for generations to come.

 

For more information call:  561.804.4985

About The Armory Art Center:

 

 

The Armory Art Center’s art school and galleries provide creative opportunities to enhance your life. The Armory has served the community for over 30 years. The mission of the Armory Art Center is to inspire the creation and experience of art and the Armory’s vision is to be the leading community resource for arts education. Serving over 3,000 students annually, the Armory Art Center offers 160 courses per term in six terms throughout the year to students ranging in age from pre-school to retiree. Classes in drawing, painting, photography, jewelry, fiber, ceramics, and sculpture are held in 12 state-of–the-art studios. Twelve exhibitions are hosted annually in three galleries. Exhibitions, lectures, and special events are open to the public.

 

 

For more information about classes, workshops, studio  time, or planning other events:

811 Park Place W. Palm Beach, FL 33401

(561) 832-1776 | armoryart.org | registrar@armoryart.org

 

 

 

 

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